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Dr. Liza Murrell

The John D. Stevenson Award is the Association Council's most prestigious distinction for exceptional volunteer service to Upper Canada College. This year's recipient is Dr. Liza Murrell. 
Dr. Liza Murrell is a familiar face in UCC’s corridors. The clinical psychologist, mother of two UCC Old Boys, Sabastian ’16 and Nolan ’21, began volunteering for UCC in 2003, and although both of her sons have graduated, she remains a member of the Association Council’s Pluralism Task Force. “Liza has always been an outstanding ambassador for the school,” wrote her nominator.

She contributed to UCC in myriad ways during her sons’ school years, from working as a Grandpal Day greeter to serving as past Chair of the Prep Parents’ Organization. No task was too small or challenge too great for Liza to take on. It should come as no surprise that she was the 2021 recipient of the Harold A.D. Roberts Circle Award for her UCC community volunteerism.

Liza served as Association Day Committee Chair (2015 to 2016), and her committee work at UCC also included numerous roles on the Upper Schools’ Parents’ Organization including Volunteer Coordinator, Parent Network Coordinator and Communications.  In addition, Liza served on the Association Council (2011 to 2018), the Association Council Awards Committee (2013 to 2015), and the Blues Booster Club as a team parent for both Sabastian and Nolan’s basketball teams.

Liza has also lent her talents to other volunteer causes, including the Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees,  UNICEF, Hot Docs and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
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